Visit Visa open with NO change in VISA fee

The visit visa for families is now open online. Many of our readers have told us that they were able to apply visit visa for their families and were able to get it approved in 3 days time.

And the good news is that IT IS STILL FREE. Except for the SR 25 CoC (Chamber of Commerce) attestation fee which is regularly taken, the Family Visit Visa is still free. However, we have to wait and see if the new fees are applicable to family visit visa or not after 1st October, 2016.

If you are planning to get visa for your family or parents, apply now. For more details how to apply for family visit visa for your wife or kids or parents see http://qsaudi.com/family-visit-visa-process-saudi-arabia/.

To see summary of the process check our infographic on the topic – http://qsaudi.com/getting-visit-visa-for-your-family-and-parents-online/

Wish all of you are united with your families soon. Best of luck.

  • Naveed Mahmood

    Hi. Is there any fee change in Permanent Family Visa?

    • FAIZAN

      WHAT IS UR PROFESSION WHAT U NEED?

      • Naveed Mahmood

        My profession is computer programmer. Before it was 2000 Riyal. Now changed or not according to new upcomming laws?

        • ibrahim

          no change for this Naveed

  • Muhammad Afzal

    I have applied Family Visit Visa and done COC attestation on 20/09/2016 but till date no response from MOFA. what shall i do?

    • uask1q

      check the status of your application on MOFA site with demand number given you by MOFA

    • syedsalmannazim

      Dear Afzal
      Did you get visa ?.
      I cam similar case and I am waiting

      • Mohammad Shabaz Athar

        You have to wait till mahurram month..

  • Mir Imran Ali

    Can we apply visit visa for unmarried sister and brother with family (brother wife and kids)

    • Kashif Ali Siddiqui

      If your sister/sister in-law or brother/brother in-law are less than 18 years old only then there is a chance to get visa.
      As per my experience, In April 2016 I applied visa for my mother in-law and sisters in-law and I got the visa for my mother in-law and only one sister in-law (who was under 18 yrs).

      • Umm Zayd

        I am trying to get my Aunt from the US to come over for a ten day visit. Does anyone know if this is possible? Does anyone have any contacts that can help me with this?

  • Naseef Thayyil parambill

    Dears, as all we know that, when we are applying for visit visa, just need 25 riyal for chamber.once the visa approved by m o f a, the next process is to stamp the visa on passport on Saudi embassy of each country( am from India, we are doing on Mumbai it self ), while stamping we need to give 200 riyals as their stamping fees. now this 200 riyal is increased to 2000 riyal as i know. so i believe we have to pay this 2000 riyal when stamping only. From October 2 it may be implemented by Saudi govt.
    Today (27/09/2016) i call mofa customer care center for enquiry about this, but unfortunately they dont have any more idea about…
    so we can wait until they announce it officially..

    • MUQEET

      Dear Naseef,
      Family Visit Visa fees has not been changed.if You are asking about this fees.Visa Stamping fees is assual SR.200/-only from mumbai.
      SR.2000/- belongs to people who are going to come for Umrah or Hajj for second time than it will be charged by the agent. kindly do not involve two things together. This is family visit and they are not coming for Hajj or Umrah during they period as already mentioned in your application applied for Visit Visa. I hope its clear for you.

      • sarf

        helo , new rule of family visa any chnges have , 2000 riyal is thre in fees or no,plz tel me ,me appliyed visa for my parentes , plz tel me new rules

        • MUQEET

          No Sarf…. There is no Fees increase for family Visit Visa,Just your application amount. SR.35/- and some little expenses up to SR.200/- in India for Travel agent fees….

      • SN HAMDARD

        sorry brother your information is wrong …the family visit visa fees is already change , you will be pay in India 2000SAR while stamping the visa in embassy. before this fees 200SAR only

      • shinas

        Dear muqeet

        plz tell me about family visiting visa procedure and fee of this iwant to aplly family visa for my wife and one kid

        • MUQEET

          Dear Shinas,
          Procedure is very simple just 1).Apply online and 2)take signature from your kafil and 3).than go to chamber of commerce and make stamp it and check it online.4)check after 3-4 days reference number in MOFA website.

          • shinas

            Dear muqeet,

            can u tell visitng visa fee is hike 2000 is this true ?

          • MUQEET

            Yes Visa Fees for Per Passport is SR.2000/- in mumbai..

          • shinas

            why you mention in earlier message first is free of charge?

  • Pir Khurram Rashdi

    Think there is no increase in family visit visa and family permanent visa. The increase was for only multiple visit visa (business or work visa), but family visit visa is always single trip, except for US citizens. And whatever increase is applicable on 1 Moharam 1438 with new islamic year.

  • sarf

    Hi. Is there any fee change in Family Visa?

    Dears, as all we know that, when we are applying for visit visa, just need 25 riyal for chamber.once the visa approved by m o f a, the next process is to stamp the visa on passport on Saudi embassy of each country( am from India, we are doing on Mumbai it self ), while stamping we need to give 200 riyals as their stamping fees. now this 200 riyal is increased to 2000 riyal as i know. so i believe we have to pay this 2000 riyal when stamping only. From October 2 it may be implemented by Saudi go

    • Saad Haris

      From today, the family visit visa stamping fee has been updated in the visa centres to sar2000/=
      congrats everyone…. Vision2030 LIVE now….

    • SN HAMDARD

      Yes you are right .. the fees is increased to 2000 SAR…. the above headline is wrong that (visit visa open with no change in visa fees)

    • SN HAMDARD
  • Shahid

    Dear Friends can tell me I got visa stamped before 2 ND Oct and paid SAR 200 only and I am planning to bring family after 2 ND Oct at the time of arrival at Saudi Arabia are they charge SAR 2000?